Grateful Dead Live at Augusta Civic Center on 1979-09-02
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
AUD>MC>DAT>CDR; via Paul B; Seeded to etree by Willy
- 2004-03-26 10:17:29
- Augusta, ME
- Audience Recording
- Augusta Civic Center
Subject: Start of the Journey
Subject: US BLUES - best encore version ever
But the highlight is US Blues - it was Sunday of Labor Day weekend
and you can just about hear Garcia realize - on the first time around for
"Summertime, Done Come and Gone, my oh my"
you can actually hear him realize, that yes, indeed, it is the end of summer - and the end of the 70s - it was a chilling moment as the entire crowd seemed to grasp it at the same time
the next time around, the entire band joins in for the chorus - including Lesh, which was a big deal in the 70s
spine-tingling end to a vastly underrated show
... getting of the parking lot was an amazing memory too - no security of any kind - no "rows" or alleys, it was just a grassy field filled with acid heads trying to get their cars out of a dark, grassy field ... ah, the good old days....
Subject: my first dead show
Subject: Another good Maine show
Subject: "eUFOric", almost
Subject: Keith Emerson sitting in on Let it Grow
Subject: Augusta Station
A treat for the old~school Heads.
I wanted to check it out for 2 reasons.
Begining of Fall tour and this is a gem of a venue. sweet Row Jimmy is pretty sweet.
aud. sound is ok not grate
5 years later this was the best place on the Planet to be at.
Subject: first ME show
Subject: great jack straw
Anyway, this show features the rare second set post terrapin Let it grow which is 31 megs and 22 minutes long. NIce show but the recording is for die hards only...
Subject: nobody's fault
Nice show, great rowdy crowd. A bunch of hopped-up New Englanders getting their ya-yas out... These '70s audience tapes are such a fun 'slice of life'.
Subject: 22 Minute Let It Grow and...
The audience, too, seems hungry, and very tuned in (they are clapping right on the beat on the second jam in Jack Straw; at the start of Around and Around; and when they bring it down around 5:30, really stunning).
The general sound quality here feels like one is sitting in the front row, not as if we are listening from a distance. But the audience sometimes drowns out the music, and Garcia is sometimes somewhat in the background (he is playing some great phrases in Mexicali, but they are a little hard to discern).
Subject: space>stella blue
Subject: one of my first
HOWEVER.. I like my audience tape a little better and wish that a soundboard of this would be posted.
Subject: Augusta, ME 9/2/79
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